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The Big Short

A fantastic docudrama relating the tale of the US housing market collapse in 2007.

Structure: 1/5 | Entertainment: 5/5

Story is dead.

Fantastic filmmaking isn't. The Big Short, like recent offering Kilo Two Bravo and to a certain extent Bridge of Spies, masters the art of the docudrama by giving us an entertaining account of what happened. Unfortunately, the film doesn't take that extra step and craft those events into a meaningful argument.

No Main Character Throughline for us to develop a personal attachment. Mark Baum (Steve Carell) comes...

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